German wood producers price index stable in November

The German producer price index for industrial wood products showed little price change in November 2017 as compared to the previous month. The values vary in the range of less than 1% when compared with October prices. The only exception is raw chipboard, whose index has an increase of 2.22%.

However, when compared to the same month of the previous year, we can notice a significant increase of almost all values. Leading the way are again chipboards with a rise of 9.6% compared to November 2016. This is followed by construction timber with +5.16%, pellets with +5.03% and lumber with +4.39%. HDF plates are the only product that recorded a minor decrease by -0.43%.

Producer price indices of industrial products (2000 = 100)Nov 16Oct 17Nov 17Change Nov. 2016 / Nov.2017Change Oct. – Nov. 2017
Softwood, size>6mm, planed, sanded, finger-jointed112,0113,0113,31,16%0,27%
Spruce and Fir lumber (Picea abies Karst.)114,6119,1118,63,49%-0,42%
Lumber according to DIN 4074/S10115,5117,5117,21,47%-0,26%
Boards, width over 16 cm118,5122,2122,23,12%0,00%
Boards, width from 8 to 16 cm, size from 15 to 24 mm107,5110,5110,42,69%-0,09%
Roof battens according to DIN 4074/S10121,7127,1126,53,94%-0,47%
Stock squared timber, A/B, 10X10 – 12X12111,6116,3116,54,39%0,17%
Construction timber100,7106,8105,95,16%-0,84%
Hardwood lumber111,9113,7113,71,60%0,00%
Beech blocks, A/B, size 50-60 mm, length 3m, damped107,4107,9107,90,46%0,00%
Beech frames, size 26-32 mm, length  3m, undamped112,4114,3114,31,69%0,00%
Wood chips from softwood88,891,391,32,81%0,00%
Particle boards, raw or sanded105,1112,7115,29,60%2,22%
Particle boards, laminated with decor112,4114,1114,11,51%0,00%
HDF panels, size > 800 kg/m³, raw/sanded114,7113,6114,2-0,43%0,53%
Laminate floorings, density > 800 kg/m³110,2111,3111,61,27%0,27%
Pellets and Briquets, compressed105,3109,8110,65,03%0,73%

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